(Closed) Spinoff of the normal name change question.

posted 5 years ago in Names
  • poll: If it was not common in your culture to take your SO's name, would you?
    I would go with the cultural norm- it is tradition! : (6 votes)
    20 %
    I would go with the cultural norm- I don't want to be the one who strayed! : (1 votes)
    3 %
    I would still take my SO's name. : (6 votes)
    20 %
    I'm already defying the cultural norm- I would consider the cultural norm & decide from there. : (4 votes)
    13 %
    I'm already defying the cultural norm- I would stick with my choice! : (5 votes)
    17 %
    I would have to live in the culture to decide. : (7 votes)
    23 %
    I like voting in polls; now show me some dresses and cute cats! : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    34 posts
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My inclination is to say yes, I would change it… but that’s because that’s the norm in the culture I live in. I think it’s sweet to share the same name when you start your own family. However, I can’t in good conscience vote that way because I have NO IDEA what my opinion would be if I grew up in a different way.


    My imagination sucks! 😛

    Post # 4
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Because I’ve grown up in the culture I have, I can’t really differentiate if I want to change my name just because or if I want to change my name due to the influences of my upbringing and the culture I’ve been surrounded by.

    So I really can’t answer without having experienced growing up in the other culture.

    Post # 5
    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If it were not a cultural norm, I wouldn’t change it.  The only reason I did change it was because I felt like we weren’t easily identified as a married couple/family when writing different names.

    The customs forms on the way back from our honeymoon in mexico were what really sealed the deal for me.

    Post # 6
    1052 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

    I really don’t like my last name because it gets mispronouced as a unfavorable word (not inappropriate, just not what I want to be called), so I would still change it. 

    Post # 7
    81 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I would take my FI’s name no matter what the cultural norm. I like the idea of sharing a last name with my SO and (possible) children. We picked his current last name for our last names after we marry to honor his father. Fiance lost his father when he was 11 so using his father’s last name makes sense to us.

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